KEMSA Director, Health Products and Technologies - Jobs in Kenya

KEMSA Director, Health Products and Technologies - Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinate forecasting and supply planning, receipt, storage, inventory management, order fulfilment, distribution, and quality
assurance of HPTs.

Scope of Work /Duties /Responsibilities
  • Providing leadership, management and effective operation of the HPT demand forecasting, supply planning, capacity planning, warehousing, distribution, and quality assurance of HPTs
  • Developing HPT supply chain strategy and processes to deliver on KEMSA’s mandate
  • Ensuring end to end visibility of the Supplier- KEMSA- health facility stores HPT supply chain
  • Ensure the HPT supply chain processes are supporting sound financial practices and operational efficiencies.
  • Developing supply chain budget with regular monitoring of actual expenditure against forecast and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Coordinating the management of inventory assets and controls; annual count/cycle counting
  • Coordinating HPT demand forecasting, supply planning, warehousing, distribution, and HPT quality assurance operations
  • Ensuring warehouse, distribution operations are optimized to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and reliable products and services
  • Ensuring compliance with Good Distribution Practices (GDP);
  • Ensuring quality assurance and compliance of HPTs.
  • Oversee HPT market research to inform supply chain strategies, drive
    efficiencies and service delivery
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in the directorate
  • Creating a team environment that supports transparent communication and ownership of responsibility.
  • Providing guidance and support while empowering the team to be innovative using their expertise and knowledge to make decisions.
  • Setting performance targets and monitor performance for all staff in the directorate
  • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the HPT Directorate to meet both organizational and personal development goals
  • Monitoring and evaluate key performance indicators in planning, logistics, warehousing, quality assurance and compliance to ensure that customer/stakeholder requirements and supply chain metrics are met.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • Master’s Degree in the following fields Business, Health Economics, Supply Chain Management, or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  • Current registration by the Pharmacy & Poison’s board
  • Current membership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • A minimum period of twelve (12) years in relevant work experience and at least four (4) in a Management position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    Key Competencies
  • Have a solid understanding of the financials and the impact that supply chain has on KEMSA’s performance
  • Exceptional communication skills with strong interpersonal and ability to influence others and gain consensus
  • Analytical
    with the ability to make expedient decisions (iv)Analytical, agile, and able to drive change
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills, including a strong working knowledge of PC applications (MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to wear many hats and pivoting quickly between strategic work and being tactical, hands-on.
  • Self-driven with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to Work Well on a Team but Be Self-Motivated and Independent at Times
  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity combined with strong leadership abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail; high standards for quality; and excellent time management.
  • Commitment to personal growth and development.

    How to apply
    Interested candidates are required to submit their duly filled application forms (available on the KEMSA website: ) in either hard or soft copy formats marked / referenced ‘Job Ref. No KEMSA/HPT/2022/001, Application for the Position of Director, Health Products and Technologies –
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority’.

    Hard copy applications to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked / referenced clearly as above. Interested candidates should not indicate their names on the envelope.

    Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit certified true copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, and MUST fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and will be required to attach copies of the requisite documents during interviews.

    Hard Copy Applications can be submitted physically or sent via postal mail and addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
    Commercial Street Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 47715 – 00100

  • Soft copy applications can be sent via email to
  • Online applications can be submitted via
  • All applications should be submitted and received on or before: 17:00hrs on August 16, 2022.

    (No applications submitted after closing date and time will be considered).

  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
  • Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMSA Director, Health Products and Technologies Jobs in Kenya

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